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Heavy Medal Archive: Doping

Anti-doping violations keep 30 home

More than 30 athletes were prohibited from attending the Winter Games because of anti-doping rule violations, according to World Anti-Doping Agency President John Fahey. The athletes were nabbed through pre-Games testing executed by their national governing bodies or international sports...

By Amy Shipley  |  February 11, 2010; 3:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Doping  
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Russian skier Sidko thrown off Olympic team

Cross-country skier Alena Sidko has been dropped from Russia's Olympic team after testing positive for the hormone EPO. Russian sporting authorities detected traces of the blood-boosting substance in a sample taken at a competition last month in Moscow. Sidko, 30,...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  January 26, 2010; 12:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Cross-country skiing , Doping , Vancouver 2010  
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German speedskater Pechstein loses appeal

Five-time Olympic speedskating champion Claudia Pechstein won't be winning another gold medal in Vancouver. The 37-year-old German lost her appeal to the Swiss Federal Tribunal to lift her two-year competition ban for blood doping. Pechstein is Germany's most successful Winter...

By Matthew Rennie  |  January 26, 2010; 9:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Doping , Speedskating , Vancouver 2010  
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Kenya Runner Gets Two-Year Ban

From the Associated Press: Kenyan 400-meter runner Elizabeth Muthuka was banned for two years after testing positive for the steroid nandrolone. Athletics Kenya secretary-general David Okeyo said Wednesday that Muthuka returned a positive test in July after setting a Kenyan...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  September 24, 2008; 12:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Doping  
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5 Russians Test Positive for EPO

From the Associated Press: Five Russian race walkers, including world record-holder Sergei Morozov, have been suspended for two years for doping. Morozov, Viktor Burayev, Vladimir Kanaikin, Igor Yerokhin and Alexei Voevodin were sanctioned by the national federation for testing positive...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  September 23, 2008; 1:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Prosecutor Questions Greek Hurdler

From the Associated Press: Greek hurdler Fani Halkia appeared Monday before a prosecutor investigating the doping case that led to her expulsion from the Beijing Olympics, and insisted she did not intentionally use performance-enhancing drugs. Halkia, the 2004 Olympic 400-meter...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  September 22, 2008; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Blonska Tests Positive, Loses Silver, Tracee Hamilton , August 22, 2008
Shooter, Gymnast Fail Drug Tests, washingtonpost.com Sports Editor , August 14, 2008
Drug Testers Go After Powell, Amy Shipley , August 12, 2008
1st Drug Positive: EPO, Tracee Hamilton , August 11, 2008
Athletes Risk Positive Tests for Eight Years, Amy Shipley , August 7, 2008
 
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